Private Party w/ SOLOdiloff
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SOLOdiloff plays a private party w/ his mandolin. To book Dave and the band for your wedding or event, please send an inquiry to
SOLOdiloff @ Christmas in the Adobes
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SOLOdiloff performs classic holiday music at the City of Monterey's annual "Christmas in the Adobes" event! Get tickets and info here:
Private BDAY Party
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dave Holodiloff Dup plays a private BDAY party celebration on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula! To book your event or wedding, please send an inquiry to
Private Wine Event
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Duo is booked at a private wine event in Carmel Valley, CA. To book your wedding or event with the band, please send an inquiry to Thanks!
Private XMAS Gala
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Duo featuring Gene Mason (banjo/guitar) plays a private holiday gala in Monterey County. To book Dave for your event, please send an inquiry to
A Jazzy Christmas at CCMP
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  I (Dave) will be performing holiday music w/ Michael Martinez (piano) and others at a Sunday afternoon concert at the Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula. More details available here:
Park Lane Happy Hour
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

photo: Gene Felten

Private Event. Dave (and sometimes a friend) play the Park Lane Happy Hour for the local residents in Monterey, CA. To book Dave (and band) for your event, please send an email to
Annual “Enchanted Winter” Christmas Concert
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Please join Dave Holodiloff and his all star band of merry musicians for the annual "Enchanted Winter" holiday concert! Don't miss this magical night of music and celebration!
Who: Dave Holodiloff Band featuring Peter Mellinger (violin), Lex Olsen (guitar), and Bill Sullivan (bass)
When: Friday December 22nd 2017
What: Annual "Enchanted Winter" Christmas Concert
Time: Doors @ 6:30pm, Concert @ 7pm
Where: The Lab @ the Barnyard Carmel
Address: 3728 the Barnyard Suite G-23 Carmel, CA
Venue Website:
Tickets: $12 advance/$20 door available at
All are welcome to attend Dave Holodiloff's Annual "Enchanted Winter" Christmas concert at the Lab Arts in Carmel, CA on Friday Dec. 22nd at 7pm. Dave's signature soulful and energetic mandolin style will be in full effect with an amazing band including Carmel Valley's own fiddle wiz kid Peter Mellinger, Santa Cruz jazz guitar ace Lex Olsen, and Monterey's Bill Sullivan holding the groove down on the upright bass.
In addition to Dave's "usual" repertoire of Originals, Celtic, Latin, Balkan, Folk, and Gypsy, the evening's repertoire will lean towards classic Christmas carols and songs of the season featured on Dave's "Enchanted Winter" album. Sometimes simple and straight to the heart and sometimes re-harmonized, funked up, jazzed up, and mashed up, this is holiday music like you've never heard before....featuring the mandolin!
Get ready for a wild acoustic holiday adventure from Bluegrass to Bach to Balkan and back to the Barnyard! Don't miss what is sure to be a high energy and intimate evening of quality acoustic entertainment for all ages to enjoy!
In honor of the season of giving, Dave will be sponsoring a free raffle to all free merch, CDs, and more just for showing up! Additionally, the band will be offering year end closeout specials on select CDs and merchandise (great idea for a holiday gift or stocking stuffer)!
Hope to see you at this annual night of magic and music! Save on advance tickets here:
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Enchanted Winter is a collection of Traditional holiday songs of the season sure to bring the sparkle to your next celebration. The engaging string rhythms range from upbeat Bluegrass banjo on "Joy To The World" and "Auld Lang Syne", to scintillating Gypsy Jazz "Jingle Bells" and "Deck The Halls", and even an acoustic funk Jazz arrangement of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," balanced with a mix of touching Traditionals like "Silent Night" and "The First Noel." The album’s diverse and soulful sound is created by an array of string instruments including mandolin, octave mandolin, nylon string guitar, steel string guitar, banjo, and string bass. This all comes together under Dave Holodiloff’s artful arranging and expressive mandolin playing, making for a fun and exciting holiday album. Dave Holodiloff is a mandolin player, vocalist, and band leader known for his inventive arrangements, expressive musicianship and ability to inspire partnerships with amazing musicians. A devoted craftsman on the mandolin, his extensive repertoire spans Bluegrass, Jazz, Celtic, Brazilian, Latin, Gospel, Funk, Rock, Reggae, and Traditional music from around the world. This diverse mastery of styles comes together under Dave's high energy precise playing for a sound that is rich, unexpected, and exceptionally fun.
Dave Holodiloff Band at Fernwood Big Sur!
Dec 23 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Please join the Dave Holodiloff Band live at Fernwood Resort in Big Sur, CA on Saturday Dec. 23rd 2017 from 10pm-midnight for a fun filled evening of high energy acoustic entertainment.
Who: Dave Holodiloff Band featuring Peter Mellinger (fiddle), Gene Mason (banjo), and Bill Sullivan (bass)
Where: Fernwood Resort
Address: HWY 1 Big Sur, CA
When: Saturday December 23rd 10pm-midnight
Artist Website:
Venue Website:
Admission: FREE (no cover)
Camping and overnight accommodations available at
All are welcome to attend what is sure to be a magical evening of upbeat acoustic entertainment under the redwoods of Big Sur. The Dave Holodiloff Band will be returning to Fernwood Resort and serving up a surprising mix of Originals, Celtic, Bluegrass, Balkan, Gypsy, and more danceable tunes. Also, don't be surprised if the band slips in a few arrangements of classic Christmas carols from Dave Holodiloff's "Enchanted Winter" CD on this "Eve-Eve" of Christmas!
See You There!
Dave Holodiloff Band returns to Fernwood Resort in the redwoods of Big Sur, CA! Free! More info and overnight accommodations at

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Park Lane Happy Hour
Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

photo: Gene Felten

Private Event. Dave (and sometimes a friend) play the Park Lane Happy Hour for the local residents in Monterey, CA. To book Dave (and band) for your event, please send an email to
Post Christmas Concert @ Michael’s On Main
Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Please join the Dave Holodiloff Band for a high energy and intimate acoustic concert at Michael's On Main on Wednesday December 27th 2018!
Who: Dave Holodiloff Band
When: Wednesday December 27th 2018
Time: Doors @ 7pm. Concert starts at 7:30pm
Cover: $12 advance/$15 door available at
Where: Michael's on Main 2591 Main St, Soquel, CA 95073 (831) 479.9777
Artist Website:
Let the Holiday celebrations continue! Join the Dave Holodiloff Band for their debut performance at historic Michael's on Main in Soquel, CA two days after Christmas! The all star band features Peter Mellinger on violin, Michael Martinez on piano, and Bill Sullivan on bass. The group will be performing a unique and diverse blend of originals, Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy, Jazz, and more, all fused together with Dave's signature funky mandolin style. Get ready for a wild musical adventure that will be sure to delight and surprise dancers and acoustic music fans of all ages!
Can't wait to see you at this post-Christmas decompression party....let's get in the groove and let the good times roll!
Dec 31 @ 9:30 pm – 11:59 pm
  Come celebrate another New Year's Eve with the Dave Holodiloff Band at London Bridge Pub in Monterey, CA! The band features Michael Martinez on piano, Bill Sullivan on bass, and Peter Mellinger on violin. Don't miss the last party of the year! FREE admission! Additionally, Dave will be offering exclusive year end close out specials on merchandise including, CDs, hats, Tees, Hoodies, Tanks, Tote Bags, and more! More info at: Ring in the new year w/ Dave Holodiloff and friends!
All are welcome to join the Dave Holodiloff Band this New Year's Eve at the London Bridge Pub in Monterey for a magical night of music and merriment!
Who: Dave Holodiloff Band
Where: London Bridge Pub (Wharf #2)
When: December 31st 2017 (New Year's Eve)
Time: 9:30pm-12:30am
Address: 256 Figueroa St. Monterey, CA 92940
Cost: FREE
Artist Website:
Venue Website:
Venue Phone: 831-372-0581
Ring in the new year with the Dave Holodiloff Band at the London Bridge Pub in Monterey, CA! Once again, the band will be returning to the pub for a high energy acoustic night of song and dance as we celebrate the last night of 2017 together. Dave's band includes some of the finest and most versatile musicians on the Peninsula including Peter Mellinger (violin), Michael Martinez (piano), and Bill Sullivan (bass)....stay tuned for special guest tba. Serving up an eclectic blend of upbeat genres including Celtic, Jazz, Balkan, Gypsy, Latin, Pop, Folk, and originals, the band is sure to keep the dance party going long and strong into the new year! Don't miss this fun and annual performance at the London Bridge Pub overlooking beautiful Monterey Bay!
Duo at Testarossa Winery
Jan 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Dave Holodiloff Duo featuring Peter Mellinger (violin) performs at Testarossa's Wine Bar 107 in Los Gatos, CA. More info here:
!!!Balkan String Projekt CD Release Party!!!
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join Dave Holodiloff and his band for the official release party of his latest album,"Balkan String Projekt", Friday January 19th 2018 at the Pacific Grove Art Center!
Who: Dave Holodiloff Band
When: Friday January 19th 2018
Where Pacific Grove Art Center
What: "Balkan String Projekt" CD Release Party!
Time: 7pm Concert - doors open @ 6:30pm
Address: 568 Lighthouse Avenue - Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Venue Phone: 831-375-2208
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 door - advance tickets available at the venue during office hours and by calling 831-375-2208 to reserve via credit card
All are invited to attend what is sure to be a dynamic and intimate evening of quality acoustic entertainment by the Dave Holodiloff Band at the Pacific Grove Art Center. Dave will be celebrating the release of his ninth album, "Balkan String Projekt" with the full band from the studio recording. The evening's repertoire will include the entire album of acoustic Balkan Folk-Fusion in addition to some of Dave's originals and some surprises;)
One night only! You won't want to miss this special evening of acoustic string band Balkan Fusion at it's finest from Dave's talented ensemble of musicians. Jump on a musical gypsy caravan and be taken away to the beautiful melodies of Romania, Serbia, Greece, Moldova, Turkey, Bulgaria, and beyond!
The all star band features violin prodigy Peter Mellinger, upright bassist Bill Sullivan, gypsy guitar wizard Zac Misri , and multi-talented local favorite Michael Martinez on piano! Band leader, singer, and mandolinist Dave Holodiloff loves returning to his roots and playing shows in Pacific Grove whenever he can. Join "Hometown Holodiloff" for this night of song and celebration!
About the new "Balkan String Projekt" CD: The concept for the album came about after Dave befriended traveling guitar player Zac Misri on tour in the USA with his Balkan-Gypsy Jazz Band from Hungary. After playing a few Balkan tunes together and feeling the incredible synergy between the strings of the guitar and mandolin, Dave quickly added bandmates Bill Sullivan (bass) and Peter Mellinger (violin) to the mix and the Balkan String Projekt was born!
Going beyond the old world melodies and dance rhythms of Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey, the album often blurs the lines between jazz, jam, and traditional Balkan folk. Furthermore, the common theme of stringed instruments playing the lead melodies and improvisational solos adds to the uniqueness of the sound. Michael Martinez adds a new age classical jazz piano sound on select tracks, taking the arrangements to an alternate dimension.
Dave's fresh take on songs of the old world will surprise and delight both fans of the mandolin and Traditional Balkan Folk music. Balkan folk dancers will love the diverse variety of Coceks, Geamparale's, Ratchentitsa's, Kopanitsa's, Hora's, and a host of other assymetrical rhythms to dance the night away to! Be the first on your block to get a copy of the Balkan String Projekt album at the official CD release party Friday January 19th at the Pacific Grove Art Center!
For artist interviews, please contact Dave Holodiloff directly at
Attached press photos by Dante Rondo, artist in residence at the Pacific Grove Art Center.
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Carmel Contra Dance w/ Dave Holodiloff Duo
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Dave Holodiloff Duo plays a contra dance at the Carmel Youth Center. Details and tickets here: